Norcross, Georgia (PRWEB) May 14, 2012 T.U. Parks Construction Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee wasfounded in 1944 as a one-man construction firm and has grown intoone of Tennessee's most progressive contractors, with a longhistory of health care work. The firm recently purchased LeicaGeosystems iCON robotic total station in order to convert toone-man layout crews, and as the basis for a technologicallysuperior construction layout system. The new instrument is gettingits first big test on one of Chattanooga's largest ongoingconstruction projects, the remodel and reconstruction of MemorialHospitals Glenwood Campus South Addition. |
"Just this part of the project is 190,000 square feet of newconstruction and remodeling," says Job Superintendent Gary Frame,"And most of it is adjacent to the intensive care units and surgeryareaswe need to get our job done efficiently while staying out ofthe way. Reducing the number of personnel we have onsite is a goodway to do that." The iCON system is a suite of hardware and software optimized forconstruction and machine control. Total stations, machine controlsystems, GPS equipment, tablet PCs and PDAs are all connectedaround the central hub of Leica's iCONstruct field software, whichcan pass information back and forth wirelessly from field to officeand from instrument to instrument. It's a powerful and easy-to-usesystem that cuts the time for common construction tasks whileimproving accuracy and reliability.
"With a two-man crew, there used to be two places for errors,"explains Frame, "Now, with one man operating the instrument, andsetting and marking points, our construction layout is morereliable and there's no opportunity for communication errors. Andwith the iCON equipment, I'm even able to work faster than with atwo-man crew." "As a company, Leica Geosystems continues to focus on theconstruction industry and progressive builders like T.U. Parks,"said Pat Smith, Building and Construction Segment Business Managerfor Leica Geosystems. "The workflows and data needs of contractorsare different than those of surveyors, and most vendors don't seemto know that.
This purchase is an endorsement of the work Leica hasdone to get it right." Leica Geosystems when it has to be right With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure theworld, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide tohelp them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. LeicaGeosystems is best known for its broad array of products thatcapture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualizeand present spatial information. Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them fortheir dependability, the value they deliver, and the superiorcustomer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystemsis a global company with tens of thousands of customers supportedby more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds ofpartners located in more than 120 countries around the world.
LeicaGeosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden. Read the full story at releases/iCON/leicageosystems/prweb9507189.htm .
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